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29 June 2024, 14:00 - 19:00

🎈🎈🎈SEMAG 2024 Summer Celebration 🎈🎈🎈

Official SEMAG 2024 Website

Officially the first Mega-Event in New England since 2019! 


Venue: Highland Park - 104 Mechanic St, Attleboro, MA

Date: June 29th, 2024

Time: 2 - 7 P.M.

SEMAG 100 last June was a lot of work, but so rewarding to see all of that hard work pay off. As soon as the event ended, several people had the same question: can we do it againLet's give it a try!

Join us for the second annual SEMAG summer celebration event, born from the success of SEMAG 100! This time we will be gathering at Attleboro's Highland Park, a former golf course donated to the city for conservation purposes and an ideal venue for the event. While the buildings in the park look appealing for use, they will unfortunately be off limits for event usage. Portable restrooms will be available for use before and during the event.

If you didn't know, SEMAG stands for South Eastern Massachusetts Association of Geocachers. We have had a monthly event in the SE Massachusetts/Rhode Island area for more than 100 months in a row, dating back to March of 2015. SEMAG 100 in June of 2023 was our 100th straight monthly meeting, hence why we had such a big celebration. People enjoyed that celebration so much that we wanted to try for a SEMAG "Summer Celebration" in 2024 as well!

This event will begin at 2 P.M. and go until 7 P.M. A schedule of events is posted below. Some activities include a Q&A session from a local reviewer and a gadget cache creator workshop/panel. Look for new caches in the area as well as adventure labs. Like last year, a special large log book will be available for signing and will be unveiled at the beginning of the event. Activities such as "toss the ammo can," geocaching BINGO and a kids' station will also be available during the event.

The SEMAG 2024 Summer Celebration Kickoff Event will take place in the morning from 9-9:30. Information about this event is available on that cache page and below before the main event schedule. Please note that you do not need to attend the kickoff event to be able to attend this event.

You all helped make SEMAG 100 a great success last year, and that success led to the SEMAG 2024 Summer Celebration becoming a Mega-Event! Please consider helping out to make sure the first Mega-Event in New England since 2019 runs smoothly. Your continued support is more than appreciated!


SEMAG 2024 Summer Celebration Store

Support the event by ordering some official SEMAG 2024 event merchandise! There is also a link for donations on this page if you'd to help cover the costs of running the event in this way.


Pre-Event: The SEMAG 2024 Summer Celebration Kickoff Event

9-9:30

Optional event in the parking lot for Highland Park

This event will be the kickoff for a full day of geocaching in Attleboro! Also known as a "cache and dash," thirty new caches (and a bonus final) will be published at its conclusion for your finding pleasure. As stated above, you do not need to be at the kickoff event in order to attend the main Mega-Event!

Bookmark list of non-traditional/other notable caches in Attleboro


Sign up here if you'd like to volunteer at the Mega-Event!

Event Schedule (subject to change)

2:00-2:30

Official log unveiling/event welcome

Welcome to SEMAG 2024! Take this time to talk to other geocachers, check out the trackable table and see what else SEMAG 2024 has to offer. Tickets will be available for the 50/50 and silent raffles at this time. The official event log crafted by gworol will be unveiled at this time as well, and all attendees are encouraged to sign it. Feel free to take a picture before it is signed!

2:30-3:00

Gadget cache workshop and Q&A

Local gadget cache creators will be answering any questions about gadget cache creations and explaining their gadget cache creation process. These gadget caches will be displayed and available to be experimented with by event goers. 

3:00-3:30

Geocaching 101

Some members of the Attleboro Geocachers Alliance will be conducting a Geocaching 101 workshop at this time. Stop by to learn about geocaching or provide some valuable information for new cachers!

3:30-4:15

Reviewer Q&A

Volunteer reviewers SearchNSeekNEnjoyMassquerade and MainePublisher will be holding an open forum to answer any questions you may have about the reviewing process. They will also be giving out free trackable tags at this time, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

4:15-4:45

Free time

Nothing will be scheduled for the event during this time. This may be a good time to find some of the caches in the park or complete some Adventure Labs that were released. There will be lots of other geocachers, so say hello to some people and explore some of the park if you haven't done so yet! Visit the "ammo can toss" station in the park or if you have young ones, check out the kids' table for some coloring pages and activities. 

4:45-5:00

Group photo

The official SEMAG 2024 group photo, taken with a drone, will be done at this time. Luckily there is ample open space in the park to take the photo, especially near the event site. All event attendees are encouraged to be a part of this group photo!

 

5:00-5:15

Free time

Once again, nothing is scheduled in case anything else goes over. The next activity will only pertain to those who did the cache and dash from the morning kickoff event. Those who did not participate, enjoy your extended free time in the park!

5:15-5:30

Kickoff event prize awards and discussion

This time will be targeted to anyone who participated in this morning's "cache and dash" for the 30 new caches in the area, published at the conclusion of the kickoff event. 5:15 will be the latest time to turn in your score sheet. Anyone who found at least one of these caches will earn a prize, and anyone who found all 30 will recieve a special prize. Event host 4SwansT will also take this time to ask what went well about the "cache and dash" and take suggestions to improve it.

5:30-6:00

Last call for raffles/ticket drawings

Last call for raffle tickets. This will be the last time 50/50 raffle or silent raffle tickets will be sold. Between 6:00 and 6:15, winners will be drawn and prizes awarded.

6:00-7:00

Event conclusion

The final raffle drawings will take place, as well as the conclusion of the event. Grab any trackables that may be left. Many more "thank yous" will be given out at this point as well! We will also need help taking down some things from the event if anyone wants to help out.


SEMAG 2024 event activities (to last during the duration of 2-7 event):

  • toss the ammo can
  • kids' station with coloring/activity sheets
  • get to know your fellow cachers BINGO
  • trackable table for discoveries and swapping
  • Adventure Labs (to be released for the event)
  • many new geocaches to placed in the park
  • photo opportunities with Signal the Frog and event frame
  • a chance to meet many other unique geocachers

Thank you so much to those that have helped support this event behind the scenes. It wouldn't be possible without you!


We really look forward to seeing you at the SEMAG 2024 Summer Celebration!

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